(Topic ID: 252126)

Elvira's House of Horrors - The Owner's Club

By RobertWinter

9 months ago

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Topic poll

“Do you currently own other Elvira machines?”

  • This is my frst Elvira machine 140 votes
  • Also own Elvira and the Party Monsters 18 votes
  • Also own Scared Stiff 60 votes
  • I own all three now! 29 votes

(247 votes)

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Post #1848 info on different ball guides Posted by SKWilson (5 months ago)

Post #1849 info on different ball guides Posted by SKWilson (5 months ago)

Post #2292 game dates and guide rails. Posted by SKWilson (4 months ago)

Post #2375 Fix for balls coming out of the house during mode start Posted by Wildbill327 (4 months ago)

Post #2423 All premiums have skill shot update Posted by BillyPilgrim (4 months ago)

Post #2518 VUK fix Posted by Pozzest01 (3 months ago)

Post #3427 Dialing in Elvira problem areas video Posted by jandrea95 (34 days ago)

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#1820 5 months ago

joined the club, premium arrives tomorrow, wanted an LE but my instant gratification disorder wouldn't let me wait a month for it

#1836 5 months ago
Quoted from jfh:

Premium? Neil, I’m disappointed.
But, hey, at least you’re in the club ...

Yeah they had one in stock and knowing that meant it was a no brainier - suspect sometime in the future I’ll swap it for an LE!

She’s here!

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#1905 5 months ago

do we know when Stern started to make games with the changed guides in it?


#1907 5 months ago

ah cool, so my November will have it! makes sense as I could hit the skill shot ok.

#1915 5 months ago

on sound test in the menu I get nadda - anyone else?

3 weeks later
#2203 4 months ago
Quoted from sir_tankalot:

Greg Freres (sp?) worked super hard on this game.
Maybe more so than Dennis?
I don't know, I'm just a programmer...
I'm glad you got to meet Dennis. In the limited interaction I've had with him, I think he's a good guy. At this point I'm pretty sure he's a good guy and I hope he is doing well.
- Lyman

loving this game Lyman thanks to you and everyone on the team that worked on it, whole family is enjoying it.

I'd love to find away to get this video in the game - its classic:

#2241 4 months ago

I am loving this game - its so much fun - just had an epic stream game

Got to Party mode and Gappa Angry - here is a clip of classic Elvira!


To watch the whole stream:

Party mode and Gappa Angry fast forward to

#2244 4 months ago
Quoted from zwartepanter:

Saw the boogiemen! And when you make a sneaky lock it counts for one lock or all the locks in that stage of Gappa Angry?

I'm not sure - it seemed to be all of the locks of that stage.

#2297 4 months ago
Quoted from Sethman:

My Oct 22nd build date has the updated guides.

Quoted from SKWilson:

Okay. Got confirmation on the updated guide rails. Machines had the updated rails starting in December. Anything built prior (September, October, November) would need the update kit.

hmm which is right?

#2298 4 months ago

is there a part number for the fix?

#2307 4 months ago
Quoted from SKWilson:

The answer I got from Stern was that the December builds had the new guides.
Neil, it's the Elvira Update Kit.

thanks. Have hassled my supplier for the kit!

#2387 4 months ago

had an event at my house and everyone loved Elvira - few players ordering today

1 week later
#2522 3 months ago
Quoted from dgilmore80:

On the deadhead VUK, if you contact Stern, they will send you pictures on how to re-position the bottom part. Mine was quite a bit off, and the pictures solved the problem easily.

what are the symptoms of this problem?

3 weeks later
#2718 86 days ago
Quoted from Pinstein:

I have to sell most of my games for a large purchase but in thinning the herd my EHOH premium won out over my JP2 LE. Elvira is just more fun to play!

I agree, I find JP2 to be so frustrating. The left outlane is like a vacuum.

#2719 86 days ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Lol, not true, zero remorse, i have all 3 and STH is close behind those other two games, which are two great pinball machines!

I have all three also and agree STH is a better game than given credit, esp when you dial it in.

2 weeks later
#2871 67 days ago

loving some of the new light effects in the new code!

#2878 66 days ago

turret moves in .95 for sure.

#2955 63 days ago

its Lyman laments mode

#3056 57 days ago
Quoted from epotech:

Got my Premium today and loving it. couple of questions:
The drop target in front of the lock is sometimes up and you hit it with a ball and its solid (doesn't drop) Is that deliberate?
When does the mansion top rotate? Works in test but after 6 hours never saw it move
The left orbit ball guide is bent in (by the trunk). Is this the skillshot fix?

get to the first mini wizard mode and the mason top moves.

if your premium is made after November you have the skill shot fix
drop target should always go down.

#3057 57 days ago
Quoted from Wheel_Jack:

Tighten those screws above property of elvira. That will straighten the truck lid out.

to add to this, check the two screws are tight facing the playfield.

the key thing is to get the play field on the front bar and tighten the hinge screw that is normally flush with the side board.


#3058 57 days ago
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#3075 56 days ago

hmm all I had to do was tighten those screws.

#3151 51 days ago
Quoted from Sebastian88:

Impossible it happened during shipping/ bow was perfect....Let me clarify.... 3 bolts that support the rail for which the playfield rests on were gone/ not even in the box or game. 4 nuts gone/ not in the game. The left rail was in the bottom of the game So ..... three bolts totally missing 4 nuts missing. Unless the shippers opened up the box took the bolts and nuts out of the rails that support the playfield etc. etc. etc. So another words this happened on the assembly line it’s just absolute carelessness
I’m not angry at you if it had happened in shipping I could understand this happened at Stearns factory and that’s what angers me so much. These games are so damn expensive and they shouldn’t be. It’s the equivalent of getting a car and your wheels falling off because of no Lugnuts or bolts.

I've bought about twenty games from stern and not had anything like this, its a screwup for sure but they will make it right. JJ at GEX is one of the good guys. Just take a deep breath, don't let it get you mad, stay civil, few days from now and it will be sorted.


#3152 51 days ago

Finally got my mods no thanks to USPS can't believe how good quality wise they aer.

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#3181 50 days ago
Quoted from epotech:

Hey where is everybody's outline posts set? Mine came at the top and I hate to change factory settings like this but it drains like you wouldn't believe.


1 week later
#3310 41 days ago

yeah come on doc get with the program

1 week later
#3512 29 days ago

this is interesting - I thought the games where identical...

SCORES: purple for LE/SLE, red for PREMIUM.

I want purple!!!

#3513 29 days ago

and huge update sir_tankalot - thanks!

#3555 28 days ago
Quoted from Robertstone0407:

Trent Augustine ya tilt amusement has an LE and SLE

+1 for Trent, he is the man.

#3664 23 days ago

I think better with the silver Dave.

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#3786 13 days ago
Quoted from NeilMcRae:

this is interesting - I thought the games where identical...
SCORES: purple for LE/SLE, red for PREMIUM.
I want purple!!!

quality - ask and ye shall receive:

- Added score font color editor that allows the user to set the colors
for the scores in the main UI (foreground and background).

sir_tankalot thanks alot!

can't wait try this new code out tomorrow.

I'll be streaming the new code at 21:00 UK time 16:00 Eastern on



#3836 11 days ago

I think there might have been a duff file on one of the CDN servers with the code. I couldn't get my game to update then downloaded it again and it had three files inside the zip rather than two..


#3839 11 days ago

Man i would do it for free but I’m in the UK so post will take a while.

#3840 11 days ago

Not sure if this is a bug but completed two modes and extra ball lit before I picked it up lost the ball - extra ball was gone on the next ball. I have extra balls turned off in any case but was looking to see what the points award might have been.

#3842 11 days ago

Also I make the colour change and the game took it fine but I think when I start left flipper to kill a game the score went all white, the other text player 1 you are up is rendered ok.

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#3843 11 days ago

And then continuing to play and the score is fine again.

#3844 11 days ago
Quoted from Lermods:

New batch of crypt signs ready to go....
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I really like this but is it possible to use the original font?


#3863 10 days ago
Quoted from Krupps4:

I’m picking up an Elvira House of Horrors on Monday. Super excited by the way. Are there any must have mods? Thanks in advance!

I think the medisynl mods stuff is cool, especially the parts that go over the scoop area:


#3878 9 days ago

just try popping the SDcard out and back in. If that doesn't work make a new one. Having a SD Card reader and a couple of spare cards is worth it.

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